Still working on that backlog of Calvary photos that I have. Today’s photos are names within my family tree but I have not made any connections.

George and Lucy Mielcarek, Calvary Cemetery

George and Lucy Mielcarek, Calvary Cemetery

Mielcarek
Father George
1865 – 1945
Mother Lucy
1868 – 1962
Grave: 337, Range or Lot: 13, Section: 41

Magdalena Koralewski, Calvary Cemetery

Magdalena Koralewski, Calvary Cemetery

Droga Matka
Magdalena Koralewski
1872 – 1919
Grave: 117, Lot: 4, Section: 43

Aloizy Lawecki, Calvary Cemetery

Aloizy Lawecki, Calvary Cemetery

Aloizy Lawecki
1914 – 1921
Grave: 17, Range or Lot: 1, Section: 32

Teofila Kempski Mruk, Calvary Cemetery

Teofila Kempski Mruk, Calvary Cemetery

Mother
Teofila Kempski Mruk
Grave: 2841, Range or Lot: 23, Section: 32

Per death certificate, Teofila’s father’s name was PRUCHNIAK.

A few gravestones from Calvary Cemetery again. None of these are directly tied to my family.

John Lawecki, World War I Veteran

John Lawecki, World War I Veteran, Died Aug. 10, 1921, Age 26

John Lawecki’s gravestone transcription:
World War Veteran
Meuse Argonne, Verdun
Army of Occupation
Died Aug. 10, 1921 Age 26

John’s burial record through Calvary reads:
No. 23038
Name: John Lawecki
Residence: 1417 Nebraska
Age: 28
Cause of Death: Thrombosis
Date of Interment: Aug. 13
Grave: 1823
Range or Lot: 12
Section: 3
Undertaker: W.J. Sujkowski

Casimir F. Koralewski 1890 - 1975

Casimir Koralewski 1890 - 1975

Casimir Koralewski’s grave is located here: Grave: S-1/2, Range or Lot: 21, Section 34

Beloved Daughter, Cecelia Lewandowski 1910 - 1911

Beloved Daughter, Cecelia Lewandowski 1910 - 1911

Cecelia Lewandowski’s grave is located here: Grave: 1283, Lot: 21, Section: 28

I was recently emailing with the Toledo Polish Genealogical Society. The person I was conversing with kindly sent me the marriage record for my grandmother’s, Anastasia Przybylski, first marriage to Stanley Lawecki.

I’ve transcribed it below:

Stanislaw Lawecki filius
Joannes et Mariae Szuchininska (sp?)
natus in Toledo, O. Sept. 21. 1886

et

Anastasia Przybylska
filia
Andreas et Franciscae Rochowiak
nata et bapt. in Toledo, O.
d. 23 February 1889

Testes: Antoni Lawecki, Joseph Rochowiak
Jos. Kuta
Sept. 20 – ’09

I cannot quite transcribe Stanley’s mother’s name so I may have it wrong.

Sadly, Stanley passed away a bit over a year from the marriage on October 9, 1910 of typhoid fever. Anastasia and Stanley had a child, Daniel. Daniel passed away on November 2, 1910 of cholera. I’m not sure I can comprehend how difficult it must have been for her to have lost a spouse and a child within weeks of each other.

Eva is the youngest child of Frances Rochowiak and Andrew Przybylski. Born May 14, 1893, she was a twin to Adam. Eva and Adam were baptized May 15, 1893. Adam survived only to the age of  five months, passing away October 10, 1893, just months before his father’s (Andrew Przybylski) death.

Stanley was born September 2, 1892 in Posnen per his World War I draft registration card. He was the son of Frank Hejnicki and Agata Pawlaczyk.

It appears that Eva lived most of her life at the home at 1637 Vance Street. Adam’s burial record reflects this address, as does the 1910 census and the 1920 census. In 1910, she was residing at the residence with her mother, Frances Rochowiak, sister Anastasia, and Anastasia’s first  husband, Stanley Lawecki. After her marriage to Stanley Hejnicki, she remained at the residence.

Eva and Stanley were married October 14, 1914 in St. Stanislaus Parish. The marriage produced four children:

  • Leonard, born 1916, died 1973.
  • Virginia, born 1920, died 1978.
  • Delphine, born 1926, died 1988.
  • Agnes (no birth date or death date found).

Delphine also married a Przybylski. Agnes joined the Felician Order (Sister Agnes Rita).

Stanley passed away August 4, 1934 due to heart disease and was buried through St. Stanislaus Parish. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery on August 8. His burial record through Calvary is transcribed below:

No. 335027
Name: Stanislaus Hejnicki
Residence: Vance Street
Age: 41
Cause of death: Heart disease
Date of Interment: Aug. 8
Grave: 2825
Range or Lot: 22
Section: 32
Undertaker: Gasiorowski Bros.

Eva passed away February 21, 1979. Her obituary, published February 22, 1979 in the Toledo Blade reads:

Mrs. Eva L. Hejnicki, 85, formerly of the 1600 block of Vance Street, died Wednesday in the Sacred Heart Home for the Aged, where she had lived six years. She was the widow of Stanley Hejnicki. Surviving are her daughters, Sister Agnes Rita Hejnicki, CSSF, and Mrs. Delphine Przybylski. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Stanislaus Church. The Rosary will be recited at 7 tonight in the Sujkowski Mortuary.

Eva was buried through St. Stanislaus church and buried in Calvary Cemetery. Eva’s burial record from Calvary is transcribed below:

No.: 83632
Name: Eva L. Hejnicki
Residence: Form. 1600 Bl. Vance St.
Age: 85
Cause of Death: Prov. Death Cert.
Date of Interment: 2/24/1979
Grave: 8
Range or Lot: 83
Section: 48
Funeral Director: Sujkowski
Remarks: 457

Andrew and Frances are my mother’s maternal grandparents, my great-grandparents.

Andrew and Frances were married about 1873, in a Catholic parish in Chometowo; and I’m going to work with a contact in the near future in order to obtain a copy of their marriage record. There is some discrepancy with Frances’ maiden name. A record abstract that I  located for Andrew’s and Frances’ marriage lists Frances’ last name as Prochowiak.

The marriage abstract information that I was able to locate indicates that Andrew’s father was Valentinus and his mother was Josepha. Frances’ father was listed as Adalbertus and her mother listed as Marianna.

Chometowo is in northwestern Poland and was previously part of Germany prior to 1945.

Andrew and Frances arrived in the US sometime about 1880 and seemed to have settled directly into the St. Anthony parish neighborhood. Their first child, Frank, was born in Germany on May 17, 1876.

Their second child was likely Rose. Her death certificate states her birth as June 16, 1883; however, her marriage record to Kasper Koralewski from St. Anthony’s parish in 1900 indicates she was was born about 1880.

A 1892 city directory for Toledo lists Andrew as living on Vance Street. (I do not know who the other Andrew Przybylski on Blum Street is.)

Five more children were born to Andrew and Frances:

Adam died at about six months of age on October 9, 1893 and was buried in Calvary Cemetery on October 10. His death record through St. Anthony’s is transcribed below:

Date of death 9 Oct 1893, date of burial 10 Oc 1893, Adam Przybylski, fil. leg. Andrew Przybylski et Franscae Przybylski, 5 mos. nescitur, Calvary

I’ve transcribed his burial record below:

Adam Przybylski
1637 Vance Street
Age 5 months
White male
Disease: Intestinal Derangement
Date of decease: 8 Oct.
Date of Burial: 10 Oct.
Buried Grave 6, Lot 133, Section 30.

About six months after Adam passed away, Andrew died. His death was also recorded through St. Anthony’s death registry and is transcribed below:

Andreas Przybylski, maritus Fransicae Pryzbylski, 51 amorium, sepultus in Calvaria.

Andrew also was buried at Calvary Cemetery. His burial record is transcribed below:

Andrew Przybylski
1637 Vance St.
Age 50 years, 10 months.
Disease: Jaundice.
Died 26 January 1894.
Buried 28 January 1894.
Buried Grave 4, Lot 176, Section 30

Frances does not seem to have remarried and remained in the home at 1637 Vance Street for a number of years per an 1897 Toledo city directory, the 1910 census (which also indicates that Anastasia and her first husband, Stanley Lawecki, were living here as well), and the 1920 census (which also indicates that she was living with her daughter, Eva and her husband, Stanley Hejnicki and their son, Leonard).

Frances also lost two other children before she had passed away:

  • Rose, who passed away in 1916 from tuberculosis.
  • Stanislaw, who passed away in 1919 after an accidental amputation in an industrial incident.

Frances passed away on May 12, 1922 in Toledo. Her residence on the death certificate is listed as Frank Seija’s (husband of her daughter, Victoria). She is buried in Calvary Cemetery.

Frances Przybylski
1451 Avondale
Age 62
Cause of death: Cirrhosis of Liver
Date of Interment May 15, 1922.
Grave 2602, Range or Lot 17, Grave 3.
Undertaker: Czolgosz.

Anastasia was my maternal grandmother. She was born February 23, 1889 to Andrew Przybylski and Frances Rochowiak. There were seven siblings that I could locate, and Anastasia was the sixth in line. The last two siblings were twins, Eva and Adam. Adam had died in infancy.

Here is a screen snap of her branch of the family tree.

She married twice. First marriage was to Stanley Lawecki. They had a son, Daniel, born July 21, 1910 and baptized July 24, 1910 in St. Stanislaus parish.

Daniel’s baptismal record is transcribed below:

Nomen Infantis Et Residentia: Daniel
Dies Mensis Annus Navitatis: 21a Julii Baptismi: 24a Julii
Nomen Parentum: Stanislaus Lawecki, Anastasia Przybylski
Nomen Patrinorum: ?? Lawecki, Eva Przybylska

Stanley passed away in October 1910 due to typhoid, and Daniel passed away a month later due to cholera.

Stanley and Daniel are both buried in Calvary Cemetery, Toledo.

Stanley’s burial record is transcribed below:

No. 12404
Name of deceased: Stanley Lawecki
Late residence: 1637 Vance
Age: 25 years, 0 months, 18 days
Color: W
Sex: M
Disease: Typhoid Fever
Date of interment: 12 Oct.
Married, Single, Widowed: M
Place of death: Toledo
No. of Grave: 269
No. of Lot: 26
No. of Sect.: 27
Name of Physician: E. Story
Name of undertaker: WJ Gasiorowski

Daniel’s burial record is transcribed below:

No. 12461
Name of deceased: Daniel Lawecki
Place of Nativity:
Late Residence: 1637 Vance
Color: W
Sex: M
Age: 3 months, 11 days
Disease: Cholera Infantum
Date of deceased: 11/2
Date of interment: 11/5
Place of death: Toledo
Name of physician: A. Kreiger
Grave 3, Lot 180, Section 29

Anastasia married John Plenzler on November 2, 1912. They resided at 722 Brown Street and had three children: Raymond, Florence, and Virginia.

Marriage record from St. Anthony’s Parish for Anastasia Lawecka Przybylska and John Plenzler.

Anastasia caused me a bit of confusion while researching her. The first record I was able to locate for her was her death certificate, which states her birth as February 23, 1891. As I went further, looking into St. Anthony’s and St. Stanislaus parish records, I stumbled upon the marriage record for Anastasia and John Plenzler. The marriage record indicated that she was baptized on February 20, 1889.

Baptismal record for Anastasia Przybylski

Anastasia was widowed again when John died in 1936. Two of their children were grown adults by then; however, my mother was only 10 years old when her father passed away of stomach cancer. Anastasia herself passed away in March, 1946 of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Death certificate Anastasia Przybylski

She was buried in Calvary Cemetery.  Here is the transcription of the Calvary burial record:

Name: Anastasia Plenzler
Residence: Toledo
Age: 55
Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage
Date of interment: 3/16/1946
Grave: 3740, Range or lot: 8, Section: 32
Undertaker: Sujkowski & Son

Stanley Lawecki was the first husband of my maternal grandmother, Anastasia Przybylski. Stanley was born to John and Maryanna Lawecki who resided at 1432 Hamilton Street per the 1900 census.

Here is a screen snap of this branch of the family tree.

While I am unable to locate their marriage record, a possible date for their marriage would have been sometime in 1909. The 1910 census reflects that Anastasia and Stanley were living at 1637 Vance Street with Anastasia’s mother, Frances (Rochowiak-Przybylski) and her sister, Eva.

Stanley and Anastasia had one son, Daniel, born in July 1910. There is some discrepancy with Daniel’s birthdate. The baptismal record for Daniel Lawecki from St. Stanislaus reflects that he was born July 21, 1910 and was baptized on July 24, 1910. However, Daniel’s death certificate indicates that he was born on July 10, 1910.

Daniel Lawecki St. Stanislaus Parish Baptismal Record

Here is the transcription of the baptismal record:

Nomen Infantis Et Residentia: Daniel
Dies Mensis Annus Navitatis: 21a Julii Baptismi: 24a Julii
Nomen Parentum: Stanislaus Lawecki, Anastasia Przybylski
Nomen Patrinorum: ?? Lawecki, Eva Przybylska

Anastasia’s sister, Eva, was  Daniel’s godmother.

Stanley died on October 9, 1910 of typhoid. Daniel died less than a month later of cholera on November 2, 1910. Both are buried at Calvary Cemetery, Toledo.

Stanley Lawecki death certificate

Stanley Lawecki burial record, Calvary Cemetery

Transcription of Stanley’s burial record:

No. 12404
Name of deceased: Stanley Lawecki
Late residence: 1637 Vance
Age: 25 years, 0 months, 18 days
Color: W
Sex: M
Disease: Typhoid Fever
Date of interment: 12 Oct.
Married, Single, Widowed: M
Place of death: Toledo
No. of Grave: 269
No. of Lot: 26
No. of Sect.: 27
Name of Physician: E. Story
Name of undertaker: WJ Gasiorowski

Daniel Lawecki death certificate

Daniel Lawecki burial record, Calvary Cemetery

Transcription of Daniel’s burial record:

Fifth record:

Daniel Lawecki, 1637 Vance, Age 3 months, 11 days. Cholera Infantum. Died 11/2. Date of interment 11/5. Place of death: Toledo. Grave 3, Lot 180, Section 29.

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